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AP man arrested on molestation charge

SEBRING - An 18-year-old man was arrested after a 15-year-old girl told authorities he inappropriately touched her and had sex with her, an arrest report released Thursday afternoon said. Vance Tyler Johnson, 18, 951 S. Woodrow Ave., Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with lewd/lascivious molestation and lewd/lascivious battery. Johnson remained in the Highlands County jail on $200,000 bond as of press time.